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First Nature Paper from SIKA

SIKA user, Prof. Bing Li (Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and his multinational collaborators published their study in Nature on March 28. They report on an unusual phase transition in a plastic crystal. The colossal barocaloric effects, … Continue reading

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First research paper from the Sika

Prof W.F. Pong, from Tamkang University in Taiwan, along with collaborators from ANSTO and Osaka University in Japan, published the first research paper from the cold neutron, triple axis spectrometer, Sika.   Just published in the Physical Review B, Prof. Pong … Continue reading

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Sika was awarded the operational licence

On Friday the 12th of June, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency has given approval to commence user and commercial operations on SIKA cold neutron triple axis spectrometer. User experiments approved following the Program Advisory Committee meeting in … Continue reading

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First beam on SIKA

The SIKA cold-neutron 3-axis spectrometer, which is operated by the NSRRC, has taken its first neutron scattering patterns.  A diffraction pattern of a common standard Ni was first measured in diffraction mode before the 3rd axis was added to produce an inelastic … Continue reading

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